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Regional Stories: Young People with Disability in Nursing Homes

The Regional Stories program locates and engages with 31 young people with disability across regional Australia who are personally connected to the issue of young people in nursing homes. Participants were supported to share their personal journeys, which were then presented back to them as professional profiles, highlighting personal dreams, achievements and struggles capturing the ‘essence’ of each story-teller. Participants were generous and open in sharing their stories, resulting in extremely powerful profiles which will have significant value as advocacy tools, on a personal and systemic level. 26 of the story-tellers live within the National Disability Insurance Scheme launch sites.  Armed with their profiles, they have the potential to influence how their peers benefit from the future national roll out of this initiative.

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